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Heart to Hands: Philips Sonicare, RDH magazine launch new award

Feb. 20, 2017
Philips Sonicare and RDH magazine team up to start the new Heart to Hands Award for dental hygienists.

To honor many of the inspired daily services that dental hygienists provide their communities, Philips Sonicare and RDH magazine will host a yearly event called the Heart to Hands Award. The 2017 celebration of the award will occur on June 16 during the American Dental Hygienists’ Association annual session in Jacksonville, Fla.

“The purpose of this award is to celebrate the passionate hearts of dental hygienists and the services provided through their caring hands,” said Gail Stoops, senior manager of professional relations for Philips Sonicare. “This unique award will recognize three categories of dental hygiene brilliance—direct patient care, community involvement, and dental hygiene education—as shared through individual stories by video.”

Applications for this award will be accepted in the form of 60 seconds-or-less videos submitted through (the website for RDH magazine). The deadline for the 2017 Heart to Hands Award is April 7. Dental hygienists in the United States and Canada are encouraged to post their personal videos during February and March at, and to check out the submissions and vote at the Facebook page for RDH magazine. Judging will be initiated after the April 7 deadline.

The three award-winning dental hygienists will receive an expenses-paid trip (round-trip airfare, two nights hotel accommodation, the reception, and Philips products) to the ADHA conference, and will be featured in RDH magazine. In addition, Philips will extend gifts to the recipients, and they will receive free tuition to the 2017 RDH Under One Roof conference in Chicago.

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